Virtual Talk with Dr. Renae Watchman “Indigenous Literary Presence in Europe”

Friday January 28, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online via Zoom

“Indigenous Literary Presence in Europe” with Dr. Renae Watchman

This event is part of the Indigenous Presence Lecture Series.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of this series of events from the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

Friday, January 28th at 1pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Free & open to the public. To register, fill out the RSVP form below.



This presentation will examine how active Indigenous presence from Turtle Island has been depicted in novels, short stories, film, autobiography, and literary criticism by contemporary Indigenous authors and filmmakers across the pond. Looking at diasporic Indigenous people who have travelled to Europe or have made Europe their second home, while still upholding their Indigenous languages and lifeways to their home communities and kin, this talk approaches the work of the “greats” of Indigenous literary arts to evaluate their depiction of distinctive Indigenous lifeways amid disparate historical and cultural contexts, seeking to centre Indigenous presence as it happens in the European context and beyond.


Renae Watchman is from the Diné Nation in Shiprock, NM. With a doctorate in German Studies from Stanford University (2007), she is an associate professor of English, cross-appointed with Indigenous Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She is also Co-director of the Office of Academic Indigenization.

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